Stone vs Stonelike - What's the difference?

stone | stonelike |


As a proper noun stone

is .

As an adjective stonelike is

resembling stone or a stone.

stone

English

(wikipedia stone)

Noun

(see usage notes)
  • (uncountable) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks.
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  • A small piece of stone, a pebble.
  • A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
  • * Shakespeare
  • inestimable stones , unvalued jewels
  • A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone ? 6.3503 kilograms
  • * Stone Mac Donald is ready, are you
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  • (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
  • (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit.
  • (board games) A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
  • A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  • (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.
  • A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Should some relenting eye / Glance on the stone where our cold relics lie.
    (Gray)
  • (obsolete) A mirror, or its glass.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Lend me a looking-glass; / If that her breath will mist or stain the stone , / Why, then she lives.
  • (obsolete) A testicle.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (dated, printing) A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc. before printing; also called imposing stone.
  • Usage notes

    All countable senses use the plural stones'' except the British unit of mass, which uses the invariant plural ''stone .

    Synonyms

    * (substance) rock * (small piece of stone) pebble * (hard stone-like deposit) calculus * (curling piece) rock

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun) * birthstone * brownstone * cast the first stone * cobblestone * cornerstone * foundation stone * gemstone * gravestone * hailstone * headstone * keystone * limestone * lodestone * markstone * milestone * moonstone * oilstone * sandstone * sink like a stone * Smithfield stone * soapstone * stepping stone * stone frigate * stone wall * touchstone * turn to stone * whetstone

    Verb

    (ston)
  • To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
  • She got stoned to death after they found her.
  • To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
  • To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
  • (slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
  • Synonyms

    * (pelt with stones) lapidate

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Constructed of stone.
  • stone walls
  • Having the appearance of stone.
  • stone pot
  • Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  • (AAVE) (Used as an intensifier).
  • She is one stone fox.
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  • Adverb

    (-)
  • As a stone (used with following adjective).
  • My father is stone''' deaf. This soup is '''stone cold.
  • (slang) Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
  • I went stone crazy after she left.

    Derived terms

    * stone cold * stone dead * stone deaf

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "stone") * Bath stone * birthstone * Black Stone * Blarney Stone * bluestone * bondstone * cast the first stone * china stone * cinnamon stone * cobblestone * cornerstone * curling stone * dolostone * dripstone * dry-stone * eolith * fieldstone * flagstone * footstone * foundation stone * freestone * gallstone * gravestone * grindstone * hard as stone * headstone * heathstone * keystone * kidney stone * kill two birds with one stone * leave no stone unturned * lodestone * milestone * oilstone * paving stone * Philosopher's Stone, Philosophers' Stone * pipestone * pizza stone * precious stone * pudding stone * rhinestone * rolling stone * Rosetta Stone * soapstone * standing stone * stepping stone * Stone Age * stone bass * stone boat * stone butch * stone cold * stone crab * stone curlew * stone dead * stone deaf * stone femme * stone fruit * stone hands * stone lily * stone marten * stone mint * stone parsley * stone pine * stone pit * stone shoot * stone the crows * stone-blind * stonebreaker * stone-broke * stonecast * stonechat * stone-cold * stonecrop * stonecutter * stoned * stone-dead * stone-deaf * stone-faced * stonefish * stonefly * stoneground * stone-ground * stonehearted * Stonehenge * stoneless * stonemason * stoner * stoneroller * stone's throw * stonewall * stonewall * stonewaller * stoneware * stonewashed * stonework * stonewort * stoneyard * throw stones * touchstone * whetstone * whinstone

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    stonelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling stone or a stone.
  • Synonyms

    * rocklike